Revelstone: Beauty for life in the Franschhoek village centre

November 20, 2017
Often referred to as the food and wine capital of South Africa, Franschhoek was originally settled in 1688 by French Huguenot refugees. This important historical centre still retains its French character, a heritage which is preserved in the town’s Huguenot monument and a museum which chronicles the history of the first settlers.

Moreover, Cape Dutch architecture in much of the village is largely unspoilt. Therefore when a decision was taken to beautify some of the town’s wide pavements, a courtyard area and shopping alleys in 2005, the outcome had to be in keeping with an old French Village theme.

Revelstone was keen to offer professional assistance. The paving block chosen for the pavements and courtyard was a square cobble in two colours, sandstone and robben island. The cobbles were cast with a smooth cut flat face to allow for the creation of user-friendly surfaces.

For instance, the paver is well suited to the high-traffic restaurant and retail areas where its smooth-cut flat surface is ideal for preventing the wobbling of tables and chairs. Moreover, it facilitates the easy use of trolleys, prams, bicycles, wheelchairs and even high heels.

In addition to the cobble paver, special ‘stone’ edging was used to demarcate the circular tree beds. Wet cast tiles, with a traditional slate-like texture and a timeless elegance, were used in the covered alleys outside the shops. They are widely used for creating continuous flows between indoor areas, in this case, inside one of the shops as well as the alleyways.

The end result was a beautiful, refreshed space, in keeping with the heart and style of Franschhoek.

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Revelstone – The beauty of cladding for Winter

This winter, give your home a few simple upgrades to enrich the texture of your interiors by investing in cladding your fireplaces. Revelstone offers cladding as the perfect option for insulation and aesthetic properties. We explore…

Whether outdoors or indoors, cladding is a versatile and long-lasting solution to adding texture and shading naturally. Well known for it’s resistance to water and erosion, this material is a no-brainer when it comes to durability and attractive feel.

Insulation- Cladding allows you to save tons of money on appliances such as air-conditioning and heaters as it has the amazing ability of retaining heat. In addition to maintaining temperature, cladding also acts as a great noise insulator and a protective barrier against walls. This seems to be the perfect recipe for lazy evenings around the fireplace.

Popularity -Cladding is a highly popular decorative feature. Evolving technology and the need for sustainable and mixed materials means that raw is better. The decor and design world has embraced this need by elevating the concept of mixed and natural materials as highly desirable aesthetic features in our homes. Coupled with the fact that cladding requires no replacement, is cost-effective and removes the need for painting and (then) repainting your walls. Available in a wide variety of colours, why not make a statement by using different colours within one strip of wall? The result is a unique and appealing look that is timeless.

The concept of the Klompie brick was first used by Dutch settlers in the Cape where clay was fire-burned into a usable material for building (steps, fireplaces, verandas) and even cooking, where the bricks were heated and then used to keep food warm. Revelstone has honoured the history of this small, even brick to produce superior stone cladding that is uniform and perfect for a historical feel to your interiors (or outdoors). The Saxon cladding is exactly the same in terms of quality, with only a difference in design.

With so many options, the most challenging is making the right choice. Revelstone boasts an impressively trained team that can advice you on making the best choice for your interiors this winter.

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Revelstone Launches New Product – Jura Fire Pit

Revelstone, leading manufactures of cast stone products is pleased to announce the official launch of the eye-catching Jura Fire Pit to their expanding engineering range.
The company’s new Jura Fire Pit is easy to install and is sold as a kit. The kit includes our Jura circle paver, Jura Fire Pit blocks and Jura circle capping. DIY made easy.
A fire pit is the perfect complement to an outdoor dinner party with friends, and a great heat source for your family to enjoy the backyard during the colder season. The ideal outdoor feature to any garden or patio area.
Gather friends and family around for a real bushveld fire in your own backyard.

Revelstone raises R16 000 for DARG with 320 art concrete bunnies sold in 2016

Cape Town, 19 April 2016 – Revelstone, manufactures of cast-stone products, raised a grand ‘pawsome’ total of R16 000 for DARG (Domestic Animal Rescue Group). The fundraiser was held over a period of six weeks – 1 March to 5 April 2016. The company manufactured and donated 320 delightful art concrete bunnies for the fundraising drive. The bunnies were sold for R50 each and the target was reached within the six-week period.
Andrew Cyprianos, CEO and founder of Revelstone, says: “We were overwhelmed with the response we got from our clients and the general public. We would like to thank all those who contributed towards this fantastic fundraiser. It has been a huge success.”
The funds raised will go towards assisting DARG with the re-homing, sterilisation and rescuing of abandoned cats and dogs in the Western Cape.

? Revelstone CEO and Marketing Manager with DARG team